How easy do you think it would be to convince a complete stranger that you know them, just by using readily available information you can find online?
Well, it turn out it’s really quite simple, as this worrying video demonstrates: two actors walk up to people in a bar they’ve never met before and are able to easily convince them they’re old friends. Scary.
Experian released this video experiment as part of The People’s ID Bot Project. On one Saturday in a bar, they set out to see if they could convince five strangers they were old friends… just using information anyone could find online.